Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
This week, I'm reading Seduction: A Novel of Suspense by M.J. Rose. Here's the intro:
Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain. Every story begins with a tremble of anticipation. At the start we may have an idea of our point of arrival, but what lies before us and makes us shudder is the journey, for that is all discovery. This strange and curious story begins for me at the sea. Its sound and scent are the punctuation. Its movements are my verbs. As I write this, angry waves break upon the rocks, and when the water recedes, the rocks seem to be weeping. As if nature is expressing what is in my soul. Expressing what I cannot speak of out loud but only can write, here, in secret, for you, Fantine.Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers:
Here's mine from page 256:
Theo knelt beside Jac. Her eyes were open but she wasn't seeing him. He said her name. Once. Twice. A third time. The panic rose in him.
What do you think? I'll be reviewing this book on June 19 and interviewing the author on June 20 for France Book Tours. There will be a contest to win an autographed page of the manuscript and a chance to win the necklace on the cover.